Donald Trump threatens to scrap fair Obama-era housing regulations
Donald Trump threatens to scrap the Obama-era housing scheme designed to desegregate neighborhoods, claiming it has had a ‘devastating impact’ on the US suburbs
- Trump said he is “studying” the positively affirming fair housing rule
- The Obama era regulation was designed to desegregate neighborhoods
- Under the AFFH rule, local governments are required to review and resolve areas of racial disparity and discrimination or risk losing federal funding
Donald Trump threatens to scrap a federal housing scheme that aims to desegregate neighborhoods, arguing that the rule has had a “devastating impact” on the US suburbs.
The President tweeted on Tuesday that he “studies” the affirmative fair housing rule imposed by the Obama administration and requires local governments to receive federal housing assistance to review and resolve patterns of racial inequalities and discrimination.
“At the request of many large Americans living in the suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH housing scheme that has a devastating impact on these once thriving suburbs. Corrupt Joe Biden wants to make them MUCH WORSE. Not fair to homeowners, I can FINISH! ‘ He wrote.
Fair housing enforcement is one of many Obama-era regulations that the Trump administration has sought to reverse in the past four years. In the photo: Trump with HUD Secretary Ben Carson
The President tweeted that he “studies” the AFFH rule at the request of many great Americans
Trump did not provide further details about his plan, but fair housing enforcement is one of the Obama-era prescriptions his government has wanted to roll back over the past four years.
In 2018, Secretary Ben Carson of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a proposal to postpone the measure, which he described as “overly burdensome.”
The agency claimed to have received complaints from communities who struggled to complete the assessments and draw up plans that met HUD standards.
Civil rights organizations contested the delay of HUD by taking the agency to court, but the lawsuit was later brought by a federal judge who upheld the decision.
The AFFH policy, drafted in 2015, was in line with the Fair Housing Act of 1968 that outlawed racial discrimination in public housing during the civil rights era, but provided clearer guidelines for enforcing equality.
Joe Biden, meanwhile, has pledged to make affordable housing as president more accessible by investing $ 640 billion over 10 years
It meant that citizens eligible for Section 8 housing had more choice in their hometown and municipalities would lose federal funding if they failed to meet government standards.
Republicans have claimed that the rule is part of Democrats ‘plans to’abolish ‘ As a rule, the suburbs can lead to more public housing developments and therefore to a low income for city residents.
Joe Biden, meanwhile, has pledged to make affordable housing as president more accessible by investing $ 640 billion over 10 years and ending housing redlining.
Biden has also pledged to step up fair housing enforcement by enacting legislation that would oblige local governments to develop an ‘inclusive zoning’ strategy.